Serbian ‘Scrooge McDuck’ under arrest

by Cecilia Ferrara

Miroslav Mišković. Photo: B92

He is the richest businessman in Serbia. Until only few days ago, Miroslav Mišković appeared to be untouchable but he is now under investigation by Serbian authorities for suspicious privatisations.

“In Serbia you better never ask where the first million comes from”. It’s a popular Serbian saying used in Belgrade when it comes to talk about those tycoons who became millionaires during the time of the embargo. This applies very well to Miroslav Mišković, the perfect tycoon, who Forbes described in 2007 as having one billion euros patrimony: the richest man in Serbia, now very much ahead from that first million.

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